[REBOL] Re: Re REBOL FAQ updated
From: chalz:earthlink at: 14-Sep-2002 21:39
I'm not trying to be critical of RT here, because I don't trust CSS entirely
myself, but it strikes me that if a platform/browser/system is incapable of
running the REBOL apps designed for that system, it likely can't view CSS
anyways. Ie, most systems that can run REBOL should be able to view CSS (or is
this a gross over simplifcation?). If that's the case, screw it, use CSS if it
benefits you in areas where only developers would be interested. (How many
non-devs would really be that interested in the coding FAQ?) But that's just
> Just wanted to clarify what we're up to...
> For many years, it was our web page policy to stay away from *anything* that
could cause browser problems, including CSS. We kept it very simple. As a
result, our pages contained a very heavy dose of FONT tags... because we prefer
sans serif faces for most web content. We checked our pages across all the
browsers and devices out there (even several CE based browsers for example).
All was good.
> Recently, however, we decided that the world must be pretty up-to-speed on
CSS. We figured that the bugs and glitches would be hammered out by now. We
like the fact that CSS reduces our average page download size -- by quite a
lot. But, we do admit not to being experts in the subtle effects of CSS between
> Most of our site is generated by REBOL, using a single top-level template
made by an HTML composer program. It's not a patchwork of technologies. That's
all we use: simple HTML and REBOL. Recently, we decided to enable CSS and see
how it would affect viewers. We've been gradually mixing those pages in with
the rest, and letting users tell us if we messed up.
> So, your comments are useful and interesting to us. Considering how many web
pages out there don't even come close to following HTML cross-platform
standards (or standards at all), we are not that far off the mark. It's tough
because there are still people out there using old AWebs on Amigas or ancient
Mosaics on Solaris or Mac68k, etc. etc.
> Anyway, we'll still continue to move forward on simple forms of CSS that
downgrade well and make corrections as we go. We can literally regenerate and
update the entire site with the click of a single icon (REBOL).